Given my fully-packed schedule in the coming weeks (including dinner dates, trips to New Hampshire AND New York- and Football season, baby!) I’ve been enjoying as many early-Autumnal activities as I can on my half days/days off/weekends. This includes browsing the first pumpkins to make an appearance at Red Apple Farm– and playing with the cute little piglets they have there!- apple picking and cider tasting at Brookfield Orchard, and antiquing near the Wayside Inn in Sudbury.
I’ve also made it a point to stop by Russell’s Garden Center– which has undergone some minor adjustments/repairs following a small fire they had last Fall. Everything is back up and running beautifully, though!
All are places I’ve previously written about here on ‘Coffee & Chiffon’ in past posts over the years, by the way! I know my “Fall “Favorites very, very well, after all!
And it’s nice to get some of the usual and “obligatory” things done early when there’s less crowds of people and still plenty of good apples and pumpkins left for the picking- and it means I can spend the rest of the Fall capturing the changing foliage, experimenting with more seasonal flavors in the kitchen- and gearing up for all things spooky and macabre leading up to Halloween!
I’m actually starting this year’s creepy-fest a little early- and am going to begin sharing some historical, unusual and potentially haunted locations in and around New England next week! I’m very excited, since it’s a list I had first started putting together back in 2020- but had to edit/adjust significantly at the time due to COVID restrictions that were in place that Fall.
… All of that in-between sharing recipes, my fall wardrobe and more Massachusetts splendor, of course!